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knock off (sth)

informal
phrasal verb with knock uk   /nɒk/ us   verb [T]
to stop working, usually at the end of the day: I usually try to knock off early on a Friday. We didn't knock off work until 7:30.

knock off sth

phrasal verb with knock uk   /nɒk/ us   verb [T]
to produce a cheap copy of someone else's product, usually illegally: Small companies may see their inventions knocked off before they can make any money from them.
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Translations of “knock off (sth)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 停止(工作), 下班…
in Chinese (Traditional) 停止(工作), 下班…
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